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4 Soft Skills Google Searches for in Candidates

Have you ever wondered what recruiters are secretly hiring for? You’ve seen the mile-long job description asking for everything imaginable. Which skills and attributes are really going to land you the job? Thomas L. Friedman's piece for The New York Times, “How to Get a Job at Google,” references an interview between Adam Bryant of the [...]

Signs Your Interview Didn’t Go Well

You know the feeling... the interview isn't going well, but what can you do about it? Lots, so don't leave without trying to fix it! The job interview really is supposed to be a conversation, not an interrogation. I know it can feel intimidating. They've got the job and you want the job. But sometimes, [...]

Summary Sunday: Career Communication

How you communicate in person and online reveals a lot about your professionalism, maturity, and overall tact and diplomacy. This week's summary addresses areas for communication improvement. What Interviewers Wish They Could Tell Every Job Candidate by Jeff Haden on LinkedIn Jeff Haden has written 9 really really great points. My hunch is, if you [...]

41 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get the Job

Do you know what others think about you? Do you really know? We often live inside our own heads so much, we forget to check in with the people who interact with us and know us. What important feedback are you missing by not asking? I shared this article last week and it got a [...]

Were You A Victim of Bad Hiring or the Problem?

Hiring is costly and risky! You would think by now we would all be a little smarter about how and who gets hired, but according to a CareerBuilder survey: Companies Own Up To Their Mistakes Companies reported these were the top reasons for making a bad hiring decision, according to CareerBuilder's survey: Needed to fill the [...]

Ready, Set, Negotiate!

Would you pay the sticker price on a new car? The assumption when buying a car is that you can usually get a better deal if you ask for it! The same is true when you are offered a job. The truth is that many job seekers have been conditioned to believe that a company [...]